Assessment & Tools for Guiding Instruction In this section, you will find a variety of mathematical assessments for predicting, planning, & progress monitoring. More specifically, these assessments will help you gather present level data, to guide math instruction, to monitor student progress, and to report progress on IEPs. Use any of these measures as appropriate. You might consider using some of these assessments in the potential sequence suggested below. Predicting/Planning assessments: It is recommended to start with year with gathering and reviewing some sort of predicting/planning math assessment (sometimes referred to as screening/diagnostic assessments). You may access district diagnostic assessments (such as eValuate, Star, Galileo, iReady, etc), or you may also review FAST aMath assessment (an SSD diagnostic screening assessment). This predicting/planning data will allow you to more accurately complete the “Missouri Learning Standards Checklist” (available in this guide), which can serve as an in-depth planning tool for mathematics instruction & IEP goals throughout the year. Progress Monitoring assessments: Once key focus areas have been identified for students, you will want to ensure you are doing frequent informal progress monitoring (formative) assessments to guide your daily instruction (examples available in this guide – “60 Formative Assessments”), as well as consistent formal progress monitoring assessments to provide data for IEP reporting and to guide instructional decision-making (“Math Recommendations for SSD Progress Monitoring”). An additional source for gathering data for IEP reporting might be “Standards-based Assessments available in Goalbook,” which is a tool that SSD currently subscribes to. More info on accessing those assessments available in this guide.